This is the beginnings of a new modern home interior! Our clients’ tastes have evolved over time and now they wanted a simpler, more streamlined aesthetic by renovating their basement and creating a flexible and modern space by combining home office, family den and his ‘man cave’. With custom cabinetry, classic furniture silhouettes, warm cork flooring underfoot and pieces from their existing photography collection, we created a modern and minimal oasis.
This 1950's bungalow was first updated with a new gas fireplace, window bench and built-in bookcases in natural walnut, new trim and baseboards, walnut flooring and a new overall palette for colours and furniture. The openness of the floor plan lent itself to a modern appeal. The second renovation came shortly thereafter... digging out the basement and doubling up the livable square footage allowing for a dreamy dressing room and full ensuite bathroom.
Lytton Park Tudor
This Tudor home was just waiting for some new life with so much of its character hidden under years of neglect. The basement was cleaned up and renovated allowing for a new laundry room, kid's playroom and a nanny suite. However, much of the renovation centered around the kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen was updated with new, full height cabinetry (hand painted on site) including a dark stained island and painted wainscoting. The highlight... restoring the home's elegant leaded windows.
Having just moved into their new home, our client came to us with a design dilemma. With formal dining room and living room fully outfitted, they weren't sure what to do with the room just outside of their kitchen. This room was also, effectively, part of their hallway. It's an anti room. Or a flow through room. We needed to give it some purpose. By keeping our client's existing round dining table, moving the TV to above the fireplace and adding a custom sized sofa with chaise along the opposite wall, this room is now a great place for informal dinners or cocktails with guests. We outfitted the room with special lighting, cocktail tables, a beautiful rug and some much needed accent pillows to round out the room.
Tip Top Loft
Tip Top Lofts was one of the first 'hard loft' conversions in the city and it was important to keep the ‘hard loft’ feel; less gloss, more matte; less sleek, more rustic; less fuss, more strength. This fine balance created a loft that was cool and comfy at the same time. A large space was made to feel larger by a an off-white colour palette on the walls. The natural light and 14' ceilings are a show stopper. Adding solar shades helps to tame the sunlight while still allowing a view out to the park and lake. The kitchen was completely renovated with new automatic touch cabinetry, new appliance wall and a large, mobile island for maximum storage. The builder-grade laminate flooring was replaced with luxurious walnut engineered planks. A new sliding barn door was added featuring reclaimed barn boards and an old travel trunk was the perfect addition to the den/office. And finally, the bathroom was completely gutted and modified to allow for a tub/shower combo and an extra deep linen closet. Black fixtures were the perfect touch of detailing. All together, this loft renovation turned an otherwise bland space into an inviting and modern true loft conversion.
Basement & Beyond
The second renovation to this home took place primarily in the basement. Once it was dug out to increase the ceiling height and comfort level, a media room complete with wet bar, a full bathroom and guest bedroom, laundry room, and yoga room were all outfitted to suit the client's needs and tastes. The renovation also included an addition to the rear of the home which accommodated a new ensuite master bathroom, bedroom and full dressing room. Once complete, this 1950's bungalow was doubled in square footage without adding a second storey.
Bloor West Residence
This Bloor West residence had very little left of it’s original charm. Our task was to bring that charm back and we did that with custom cabinetry on either side of the fireplace, grass cloth wallpaper and new wall sconces to add additional light and interest. The fireplace itself was cleaned up and the beautiful existing stone revived with a new open gas insert. New furniture throughout the main floor brought a modern touch to the classic elements the homeowners now enjoy. Classic detailing never gets old!
Bloor West Modern
Started with a bungalow, now we’re here! Our work began with architectural stacking plans and floor plans as we built up this single storey bungalow into a 3-floor, modern family home. Today, it stands with a self contained nanny suite on the lower level, 4.5 bathrooms and 4 large bedrooms including a 3rd floor master ensuite with it’s own private terrace and laundry. The kitchen is the main hub of this home with modern amenities, a gas range and a huge wood stained kitchen island. It’s the perfect open concept living and dining great room for a busy family! Welcome to today’s Bloor West!
This 27th floor condominium in the prestigious Harbour Square complex along the Toronto shore needed an update! The kitchen was tired and dated. The laundry room was basic and boring. And the bathroom was dull and dark. We brought some much needed sophistication to the condo by renovating the kitchen with classic off-white cabinetry, new counter top, a new penny tile backsplash, new appliances, a higher ceiling with crown moulding and new recessed lighting. The bathroom's new vanity and gorgeous marble counter top set the tone. We updated the fixtures, added new limestone floors and installed new eye-catching lighting and accessories. In the laundry room, we designed two-toned built-in storage, added a splash of colour with a glass tile backsplash and a lovely patterned tile on the floor. We even custom designed drying racks on the wall for some energy-saving duties. We also updated the wall colours throughout the rest of the condo and installed new interior doors and hardware. Now this condo has new life... bright and classic with loads of style points!
This Victorian Townhouse needed a pick-me-up. Simple changes can make a huge impact. For instance, a basic builder fireplace is now eye-catching and dramatic with it’s black mantel. A sleek leather sectional is the perfect seating plan along with modern touches in lighting and accessories. Combining modern pieces with some of the client’s more traditional pieces creates a lovely mix of visual weight and interest. New wall covering in the stairwell draws the eye up to an awkward room that was transformed into a multi-functional space. With the right furniture and some custom built-ins, this is now a guest room / family den / reading room / home office! A traditional townhouse shell is now a modern way of life.